About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 3(Sleeps: 6)
Bath (no shower) · Toilet · Shower
- Satellite or Cable
- Washer & Dryer
- Children Welcome
- No Smoking
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About Vickie and Daran
We live in Wellington with our two teenage/adult children and samoyed dog. Work in Wellington City.
Why Vickie and Daran chose Petone
We were attracted by the properties' history - constructed for the Ancient Order of Foresters - The Ancient Order of Foresters is one of the oldest friendly societies, with its origins in Yorkshire in the 1790s. Philanthropy and virtue featured prominently in the principles and ritual of the Society. ‘The object of Forestry is to unite the virtuous and good in all sects and denominations of man in the sacred bonds of brotherhood so that while wandering through the Forest of this World they may render mutual aid and assistance to each other’. Like Freemasonry it was open to anyone believing in a Creator. Just as its lodges were called Courts, the officers of the society used the titles of officials of the medieval forest courts, such as Ranger and Woodward. However, the order blended this mediaeval idea with the notion of Adam as the first Forester. In the late 19th Century Forestry spread over the world, particularly to the British colonies but also to the USA. In 1892 a proposal was put forward to open the Foresters to women by allowing the formation of female Courts. This resulted in an alteration to the emblem of the order to include the figure of a female forester. The Lodge was used for many years as the local community hall - meetings, ballet lessons, parties, before being lovingly renovated into a home.
What makes this House unique
Warm Unlimited Wi-fi (ultra fast broadband). Close to Jackson St shops and cafes Playground around the corner A short walk to beach, museum and McKenzie Pool. Good public transport access Plenty of on-street parking. All amenities on ground floor.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Has two flights of wooden stairsHas two flights of wooden stairs
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)